The Creative-Native Project: The Interaction Between Art, Environment and Creativity

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The Creative – Native Project

Fran Hardy, artist and Bob Demboski, co-producer and filmmaker are producing a series of documentaries that bring together the intersection of art, creativity, ecological sustainability and preserving the diverse cultures in different regions of the United States. Their documentaries air on PBS stations, nationally on FEC-TV, and at museums in combination with installations by artist and co-producer Fran Hardy, and other featured creative individuals and are used as educational tools by various groups. To see Fran’s work especially her focus on and love of ancient trees and forests go to

Fran Hardy:
We will be doing a show on Oklahoma in collaboration with the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kim Baker will be the first artist we interview as well as documenting her Illinois River Survey events May 20-22, 2011. We are impressed with the work that Kim is doing with her photography to bring attention to the beauty of Oklahoma and the need to preserve it, especially the rivers. We will be updating our website over the next month to show where we will be going and who we will be interviewing in Oklahoma. To see more about the shows go to


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